NYC Riverside Church: Ruby Dee – Live Memorial Service Sat. Sept. 20th @11 a.m.


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Glowchild BookRuby Dee published three of my poems when I was 17 years old in her anthology called “GlowChild”. She was a dynamic woman who believed in her “work”. She and her husband the late Ossie Davis supported the development of my confidence to be a poet, scholar/practitioner and development consultant. It is with great respect for her countless contributions to humanity and her rare sensitivity that I pray now with confidence that she will forever enjoy the presence of God almighty even more than we have thoroughly enjoyed her sweet and knowledgeable presence in our lives. W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed.

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Read Article on Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis by W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed.

http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/9205250470/one-miracle-time

                        Poem: Make A New Day

Dedicated to Ruby Dee                                      By W. Calvin Anderson

I

am  just

a poet of an Ossie and Ruby creation.

Not a

cosmologist

anthropologist.

i gotta

tell the kids

something each and every morning.

We/they… often wonder

what

really is?

Is  the world

material

or

idea?

Is it

Spirit

Science

Economy

Rhythm

Balance

Purpose

Art

Breathe

Poetry

Song

or

Dance?

Is it an

Environmental

Ode

To

The

humanities

climaxing with

a 60’s flower

power

or

thrust-fist nationalism

to

answer

to the

dark-side

of

hip-hip

or the end

of Columbus’

enterprise

when the street signs

turn

back into

Arawak

and God

Says it was

All just a fire drill

which by

the

way could

perhaps

change and

end

schooling

for

the planet in

a few hundred

years.

Is it material or idea?

Is

the right perspective concerned with

the blackness

covering the stars…

and the

blue

carrying birds and planes and clouds

or should we just paint and keep the the sun

shining?

Is it all about

money or heart for exchanging with people?

Is it the power or the magnetism

that fuels purpose to keep

God’s balancing Re-creation a-n-d

r e c r e a t i o n  working

like

blood through an ancient body

that

we

don’t

understand?

Or, are

eden still… His malleable

material

or

renewable

idea?

What

is

this 24/7

morning

floor

for?

Make a new day

no matter

what

you think It

is!    “k”

I love you Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

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